As many of you know, my public administration experience has had a focus on government budgeting. I believe in the importance of open government and  community input on the City's budget for 2015. To ensure neighbors can be informed and provide feedback, I will be hosting a Community Budget Meeting on Monday, August 25th at 6:00 PM. Residents will receive a presentation from City Manager Pat West and Financial Management Director John Gross. There will be an opportunity to ask questions and give input. 
Local businesses provide sales tax revenue that allows the City to provide vital services. As such, I plan to host many of our events and meetings at local businesses you may not have visited before. This provides exposure for the business and the option to come early or stay late and visit with neighbors without additional costs of having staff keep facilities open late. The August 25th Community Budget Meeting will be held at Tracy's Grill (5511 E Spring Street).
Community Budget Meeting
Monday, August 25 – 6 PM
Tracy's Grill
5511 Spring Street
Long Beach, CA 90808
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